8 days in Louisville & Missouri Itinerary

8 days in Louisville & Missouri Itinerary

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8 days in Louisville & Missouri Itinerary

Dallas
Fly:  5​h
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Reeds Spring
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Dallas

1
day
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 10th (Fri), examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Louisville road trip planning website .

Dallas to Louisville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Louisville is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in August: high temperatures in Louisville hover around 86°F and lows are around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Louisville

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

2
days
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then stroll through Saint Louis Zoo, and then make a trip to Citygarden.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis itinerary planner .

Getting from Louisville to Saint Louis by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

1
day
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Union Station, get engrossed in the history at National World War I Museum and Memorial, then explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip planner .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Kansas City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Reeds Spring.

Things to do in Kansas City

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

2
days
Reeds Spring

Reeds Spring ©
Reeds Spring is a city in Stone County, Missouri, United States. On the 16th (Thu), cool off at Silver Dollar City. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at College of the Ozarks, then have some family-friendly fun at Buster's Old Time Photos, then examine the collection at Titanic Museum, and finally explore the activities along Table Rock Lake.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Reeds Spring driving holiday planner .

Getting from Kansas City to Reeds Spring by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reeds Spring

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Branson, College of the Ozarks, Table Rock Lake
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Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
College of the Ozarks ©
College of the Ozarks

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